Naidu to attend World Economic Forum as special invitee

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will leave for Davos early Tuesday to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a special invitee at the annual meet that sees dozens of heads of state, corporate leaders and experts discuss a range of issues.

Uniform multi-modal transport policy on anvil: Gadkari

 To strengthen the country's transportation system, the government is working on a uniform multi-modal transport policy that would cover road and sea ways among others.

India to lose over $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases

India stands to lose a whopping USD 4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases and mental disorders between 2012 and 2030, an amount more than double India's annual GDP, a report says.

Charlize Theron awarded for work against AIDS at WEF

In an unlikely opening for an event known as annual congregation of movers and shakers of global economy, it is Oscar and Golden Globe winner Hollywood actress Charlize Theron getting awarded for her work towards fight against AIDS that has marked this year`s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Yunus blames education system for mundane youth

Speaking at the World Economic Forum, he said that money
is now the king, becoming an "intoxication in the system".

Barot to perform at WEF gala

Ranjit Barot will set the musical stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

AR Rahman honoured with Crystal Award at Davos

Rahman received the award at the opening ceremony World Economic Forum`s annual meet here at Davos, attended by 2500 global leaders
from business, government, art, culture and religion.

AR Rahman honoured with Crystal Award at WEF

A day after he won two Academy award nominations, Indian musician A R Rahman was honoured with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum.

Attack won’t bring Russia to its knees: Medvedev

The bombing Monday killed 35 people and injured more than 100 in a Russian airport.

International ties may improve due to Wikileaks: Medvedev

Revelations of secret US diplomatic cables by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks may have a positive influence on international relations, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said.

India ranks 43rd in most networked economy list

India has been ranked 43rd most
networked country in the world, moving up nine places against
last year, as per the Global Information Technology Report

Redesign global bodies to give more say to poor nations: WEF

The world leaders assembled here for the 40th annual WEF meet have made a case for restructuring global institutions to give greater voice to the poor nations.

India, China to be engine of global growth: WEF experts

Led by India and China, Asia will become the global engine for growth,
experts at the WEF annual meet here
have said.

Can Davos find answers to banking goof-ups?

The top of the agenda of this year’s WEF is how to reform banking and finance to prevent “future crises”.

Polluting limos banned from Davos

The political and business elite heading for the Davos forum this week have been told to leave their polluting limousines behind.

Leaders from 90 nations to discuss global challenges at Davos

Over 30 heads of states or governments and 1,400 business leaders will begin a five-day brainstorming session here Wednesday, to try to “rebuild and redesign” the global economy and institutions.

Trade ministers to meet at Davos on WEF margins

Key trade ministers, including Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, would meet at Davos on January 30 to make a renewed effort to complete Doha talks this year for a global trade-opening agreement.

Govts must put taxpayers interest first: WEF

Governments should put
shareholders` interests ahead of political considerations when
they think of picking or selling equity stake in financial
institutions, the World Economic Forum has suggested.

India slips to 38th spot in global fin centres` ranking: WEF

India has slipped to the 38th spot
in the ranking of world`s leading financial centres, which is
topped by the UK.

India becomes more competitive, but Switzerland best in world

Vibrant financial markets and
a sound banking sector has helped Indian economy move up a
notch to 49th place on the global competitive scale, while
Switzerland has toppled the US as the top-ranked nation, the
World Economic Forum said on Tuesday.